Photograph by Pete Daly.

Attention proactive types: let us introduce you to the new anti-ageing movement that’s all-ages appropriate and doesn’t require expert intervention. ‘Youth zoning’ is about age-proofing your future and widens the lens to focus on specific skin frontiers that support the face—and those that flashlight ageing earlier than others. In simple terms it’s a targeted approach; point a region-specific lifter or firmer at your trouble spot and fire! Launch a whole body bounce-back with specialised assistance. Find out what revved up retinol serum can do for hands, how hot springs are giving cushier life to lips, the secrets of a gravity-challenging neck, and how to buy back serious time when your dermatologist starts hinting about injectables…


Hands: Wrinkles, Meet Retinol

Juiced up with a Vitamin-A complex with eight times the go of facial-standard Retinol, antioxidant Turmeric, protective Niacinimide and UV filters, this tightening, spot-fading serum is finally giving hands the respect they’re due. It’s all about refining the surface while plumping the collagen count. And, it rehabs torched cuticles too.

MECCA Pro Tip: Polish up, age down. Make your next mani a creamy, high-contrast colour to give skin tone a more even appearance.

Verso Hand Serum 01


Lips: The Thermal Spa Service

Snorkelling through the mineral-soaked thermal springs of Budapest is Plan A. The also-quite-glamorous Plan B? Marinating in healing water-infused goodness as bottled by Omorovicza. This Euro spa specialist’s Nobel Prize-winning lab has turned its eye to ageing lips, re-inflating volume and affirming shape with this plush plumping balm. Call off the fillers for now—we’re good here.

Omorovicza Lip Balm


Eyes: The 360° Youth Review

At the serious end of the scale, slack lids, crow’s feet, bags and shadows have often required separate tactics; a serum here, a cream there, a tweak under the light of a laser. Trust skin guru Eve Lom to come up with an all-rounder DIY treatment. In one pump, hits of proven lifters, smoothers and enlighteners tag team with an eye-appropriate dose of Retinol to plump out lines and bring back your oomph. A total bullseye buy.

Eve Lom Time Retreat Eye Treatment


Body Work: Skin Squats

The mantra? Pilates for the muscles, ‘Oms’ for the soul, and a daily rub down with firming cream for skin condition. Trade up to this moisturiser packed with express elasticising, tightening skills and it’s like doing a set of squats for the skin. Massage it in with firm upward strokes and visualise everything hitching up, up, and up.

Radical Skincare Firming Body Multi-Repair


Neck: The Non-surgical Lift and Stretch

So much mirror time spent treating the skin on our faces but what about the quiet heroines that support that face? Thankfully Dr Perricone, the brainiac who gave us our faces back with cold plasma technology, is looking out for them, having directed his age-defying genius at a cream that redefines jawlines and corrects ‘redundant’ skin sagging around the neck and décolletage. Devote yourself twice a day, every day.

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D


The All-over Face Firmer

We’re talking about lifting your face skyward, with religious, twice-a-day dedication. And we’re not just talking uplift and line-smoothing in general, we’re shouting about effectively re-volumising the face. For this is a luxurious face changer, packed with millions of plant stem cells just so you know, and you can feel it. Yes you can.

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream Plus

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